This morning I woke up sad and in a lot of pain. “What is wrong with me?” I thought. Whenever I experience a resurgence of old symptoms there’s always a nagging fear at the back of my head, “What if this improvement won’t last? What if I get really ill again?”
I pushed that feeling aside and got up. Maybe I just contaminated the van with my own detoxing. We did have the doors and windows closed after all. I decided to get away from the van and go sit at a picnic table that was a little further away. I waited, with my face in my hands. “What is going on?!”
After a short while, I decided to walk around a bit. When I finally started feeling a little better, I mustered up the courage to prepare a simple breakfast, start the laundry and do dishes. I probably should have decontaminated but, for whatever reason, it didn’t occur to me. I bet I would have bounced back much faster!
Then it started raining so we went back into the van and I worked on setting up my new phone. It’s going to be so nice to be able to write whenever the inspiration hits!
I really wanted to cook lunch myself today but by the time lunch rolled around, I felt so overwhelmed by the prospect of cooking that I wanted to cry. I hadn’t cooked anything in years! Not to mention, I had never cooked on a camp stove in my life.
Thankfully, my sweet man came to the rescue and offered to cook for us. I could just watch how he did it. It didn’t look too hard and I started to feel like maybe I really could do it next time.
After lunch, Brett worked until dinner time while I washed dishes and continued doing the laundry. The laundry takes hours every day but I don’t mind it too much. It’s kind of relaxing. Sometimes by the end though, my forearms start aching from wringing out so many things one by one. I can’t wait until our new spin dryer arrives! It’s this amazing contraption that basically wrings out the laundry for you. Laundry is going to seem so easy once we get that!
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